The Senior Director, Global Programs and Resource Development, leads the association’s programming and resources that contribute to thought leadership and knowledge generation in international education. The Senior Director initiates cross-cutting and innovative products, publications, programs, and services that enhance NAFSA’s reputation as a leader in higher education internationalization and global learning, many of which provide revenue to the association.
The Senior Director is responsible for managing the research and scholarship agenda for the organization, leading intellectual collaboration across departments to develop high quality learning resources and publications relevant to the field of international education. Resources include books, booklets, articles, e-books, and e-publications.
The program portfolio for the Senior Director includes, but is not limited to, the NAFSA Worldview initiative, the Global Dialogue Fellows Program, Latin America Forum, Africa Forum, NAFSA Cuba Engagement Initiative, Seminar on Peace and Global Civil Society, and the Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. Responsibilities include substantial involvement with leaders outside of the U.S. and familiarity with global trends and constituencies.
The Senior Director provides strategic leadership for the department, keeping abreast of the latest developments in the field, bringing visibility to NAFSA’s work in international higher education, building relationships, and actively representing NAFSA externally. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with other colleagues in Knowledge Development, and in cooperation with the Deputy Executive Director. Successful and smooth coordination with other departments, including Marketing, Publications, Leadership and Professional Development Services, Public Policy, and Web Services is required. Higher education internationalization is a component of all NAFSA knowledge domains, and collaboration with other groups in the professional development area is expected.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Deputy Executive Director, Knowledge Development, to develop long- term strategies for building NAFSA’s capacity and reputation as a leader in knowledge development and thought generation in international education (IE).
Lead a team that develops programs and products and conceptualizes publications to contribute to the field and serve campus leaders in global learning and internationalization.
Ensure that a comprehensive program of products, publications, and services is developed throughout the year and for the NAFSA annual conference.
Work collaboratively with Marketing, Web, and Publications teams to set targets and key performance indicators for Web-based materials, program attendance, and sales of publications and products and develop strategies to ensure they are met.
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Executive Director, Knowledge Development.
Internally, the Senior Director, Global Programs and Resource Development, is a member of the Knowledge Development (KD) department, which places a premium on inter-departmental collaboration. The Senior Director is expected to contribute ideas and energy to all KD projects. It is also expected that the Senior Director lead regular cross-departmental meetings to ensure product development to meet the needs of NAFSA’s diverse audience.
As a senior manager, the interests of the association shall guide decision-making, and the senior director is expected to become knowledgeable about the organization as a whole. Association members expect colleagues to be accessible and responsive, to convey a positive attitude, and to exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
NAFSA is a workplace that not only appreciates diversity but believes it is our strength, and we strive to create an inclusive culture for all our team members. NAFSA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, submit your application (resume and letter of interest).
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